Agency Rankings by Demographic


The Best Places to Work rankings include results based on the index scores of demographic groups tracked in the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

The index score measures overall employee satisfaction and commitment. It is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the FEVS. The more the question predicts intent to remain, the higher the weighting.

  • I recommend my organization as a good place to work. (Q. 40)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? (Q. 69)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization? (Q. 71)

Click on an agency’s name to view its full report. Use the column headings to sort the table.

Rank Agency 2015 2014 Change (2014‑15)
2 Surface Transportation Board 80.9 85.5 -4.6 
1 Federal Labor Relations Authority 86.6 80.7 5.9 
11 National Endowment for the Arts 72.3 68.3 4.0 
18 Federal Maritime Commission 67.7 55.6 12.1 
4 Office of Management and Budget 80.4 78.5 1.9 
7 U.S. International Trade Commission 76.7 76.3 0.4 
2 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 80.9 77.5 3.4 
14 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 70.8 63.0 7.8 
15 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 69.3 67.1 2.2 
16 Corporation for National and Community Service 69.1 66.9 2.2 
21 National Transportation Safety Board 66.1 62.7 3.4 
8 Merit Systems Protection Board 75.8 66.7 9.1 
19 Railroad Retirement Board 66.6 65.1 1.5 
26 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 58.7 56.8 1.9 
19 Consumer Product Safety Commission 66.6 65.0 1.6 
27 Federal Election Commission 58.3 62.1 -3.8 
6 National Endowment for the Humanities 77.6 77.4 0.2 
25 National Gallery of Art 59.6 63.2 -3.6 
22 Federal Housing Finance Agency 65.2 61.5 3.7 
28 International Boundary and Water Commission 54.1 59.3 -5.2 
23 Selective Service System 64.4 58.5 5.9 
12 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 71.9 60.3 11.6 
17 Export-Import Bank of the United States 68.0 56.4 11.6 
13 Farm Credit Administration 71.2 0.0 
9 Office of Special Counsel 73.4 76.2 -2.8 
4 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 80.4 72.8 7.6 
24 Millennium Challenge Corporation 62.8 67.2 -4.4 
10 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 72.9 75.7 -2.8 

Not all agencies have data for demographic groups, due to small sample sizes. Explain this.

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